Thursday, December 18, 2014

Do You want to go to Rome with us?

Yes! You read that right! 

Thank you so much for your support! We are so grateful! It's hard to believe that one year from now, we will be on our way to Rome! It is absolutely surreal and we know that we couldn't get there without your help.

So, we know that there are friends and family members that would love to go with us.

::Drum Roll::

For $100 you have the chance to travel with us to Rome! 

If you are interested, please let us know. Simply email Cindy, our Steering Committee Chair, at or stop by after any Mass this weekend and we will be selling tickets. 

Your chances to win are amazing - we will only be selling 250 tickets! 

We hope to travel to Rome with you!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shop 'Til You Drop!

It's that time of year when we all spend lots of money on Christmas - gifts, travel, food - it's a shopping frenzy!  Please take time this year to shop with Pueri Cantores and your favorite stores!  It's so easy and every dollar you spend will get us one more mile closer to Rome in 2015.  This is a great opportunity if you don't live in the Phoenix area, but you are a friend of Pueri Cantores anywhere in the United States.  Here's how it works:

1.  Visit (or just click the PC Mall link above) and register for FREE with Dubli, a cash back web portal to over 4,000 stores.  You can shop all of your favorite stores, including Target, Walmart, Macy's, Apple, Microsoft, Best Buy, The Children's Place and many, many more.  You can also earn cash back on your travel plans through Priceline, Expedia, Travelosity, Moneyline and various hotel chains.  Finally, you can purchase financial products such as insurance.  Best of all? Pueri Cantores gets a percentage of every dollar you spend and you get cash back too!

2.  Looking for a gorgeous Christmas wreath, centerpiece or garland?  Want it delivered for free in 3 days to anywhere in the U.S.?  Visit Lynch Farm and check out our fundraiser!  We get 20% of every dollar you spend!

3.  Shop unique gifts through Etsy, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Origami Owl, Cookie Lee Jewelry and BeautiControl cosmetics at our own little store for Pueri Cantores (or click Shop link above).  One of our special offers is a digital subscription to the PC SBC Song of the Month!  For only $60 you will have a song recorded by Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux available for download on your computer or electronic device.  These products make amazing gifts for your friends and family!

By shopping with Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux you support us in the easiest way possible.  Because everyone shops at this time of year, please pass this on to your friends and family and get us closer to Rome!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Believe in Christmas, Christmas Concert

We would love for you to join us for our Christmas concert, December 14th! 

All are welcome to join us for a nostalgic and special night of music.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coin Collection Update!

On November 16th, a Big pep rally ending Pueri Cantores-St. Bernard of Clairvaux's "PC-SBC Coin Collection" program over the last 6 weeks was held.  

PC-SBC kids had a blast taking turns pouring 250+ pounds of collected loose change into the sorting machines of the MidFirst Bank roving community service van.  

Great thanks to MidFirst's David Dang and Sherwood Underdown for working with PC-SBC to make it happen; for presenting PC-SBC Director Kent Campbell with a check for $2432.94 for the coins generously donated by supporters at St. Bernard's and elsewhere; and for matching donations of $500 from MidFirst Bank and $250 from MidFirst's Scottsdale & Shea Branch.  Add in about $500 in bills and checks also dropped into our blue collection buckets by supporters, and we raised enough to send one more of our PC-SBC singers on next year's trip to Rome to sing with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica for the 2016 New Year Peace Mass.  

Thanks to all who donated, all who held buckets outside masses and elsewhere, and all who helped in myriad ways to make it a huge success!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Official Kickoff a Huge Success!

Yesterday, we sat in the Parish Hall, listened to the children sing and ate fantastic gumbo (thank you, Brian Menard!). Bishop Nevares joined our day by celebrating 11am Mass then speaking at the luncheon.

After months of planning and hard work, it was amazing to sit back and remember what we are working so hard for. The children started singing. Kent, the director, smiled at them, and they sang like angels.

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers and the steering committee for their tireless effort!

Have a blessed week everyone!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Featured on Channel 10!

A very big thank you to Rene for connecting us with Channel 10!

After a very long 2 and 1/2 hour rehearsal today, it was a joy to see our children on the news! They are busy preparing for the official fundraising kickoff with Bishop Nevares on Sunday and put in extra rehearsal time to make sure that everything is just right!

Thank you, Channel 10 for covering our story!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Want a Glance at the Future?

Actually, this is the past - the 2011 International Congress in Rome - the last time Pueri Cantores sang at the Vatican on New Year's Day!  If you currently sing in Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux, you will probably recognize the song too!

Watch for the pan around the hall at 2:21.  Are you excited yet??  We have lots of work and pledge campaign coming, so eyes on the prize!  Enjoy!

Here's what's coming:

October 24 - Kent & Friends
Now to November 9 - Coin collection

November 9 - Campaign Launch Luncheon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Holidays Are Coming - Got Pictures??

It's getting to be that time of year again - when your personal calendar is getting heavier by the minute.  More appointments, parties, sports, rehearsals - and the fall/winter holidays are looming.  Getting stressed?  Here's a perfect opportunity to get one item done!

On Sunday, September 28 (that's two weeks from tomorrow!) Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux is having a fundraiser that will check off a big item on your holiday list.  Photography Day!!  For a $100 donation, you and your family can have 5 beautiful retouched photos taken by two professional photographers in Northsight Park in Scottsdale, perfect for Christmas cards, gifts or just that family portrait you have been needing for so long!  Your kids are growing and changing so fast - are you going to miss an opportunity to record this age?  Best part of this photo opportunity - you get your retouched digital photographs by the end of October for just $100.

Here's the details again:

Photography Day - September 28, 2014

3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Northsight Park, Scottsdale
Donation:  $100


To make your reservation or if you have questions, please contact Shannon Barrett at 480-219-8699 or

Thanks to our great photographers:

Kate Eschbach at Kate Eschbach Photography and
Jennie Wicker at Jennifer Wicker Photography

Get a head start on the Christmas pictures - make your appointment today and support the Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux Mission to Rome.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Big Things Are Happening!

Choir season has begun and we are off to a rousing start!  In fact, the response from our youth and parents is overwhelming!

There are approximately 25 children in the Cherub Choir (ages 4 through 2nd grade).

There are approximately 50 children in the Choristers!

And, the new Teen Schola has 25 members!

(We need to say approximately because the numbers keep growing.)

Speaking of the Teen Schola, during its very first rehearsal, Kent recorded this video.  The picture isn't great, but listen to the sound of teens that were singing a new song together for the first time:

It's going to be an amazing year!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Back to School With Peter Piper

Last Sunday we met at Peter Piper Pizza for some great fun, fellowship and fundraising!

The people at Peter Piper were wonderful!  They were very accommodating to our needs and welcoming to our guests.  St. Bernard parishioners came in throughout the afternoon and even brought friends and family.  The food was great and the games weren't bad either!

 While we won't know for a couple of weeks exactly how much we raised for our Mission to Rome, everyone agreed it was a super way to start the school (and choir) year.

The kids had their fun and games at Peter Piper, but in October we have an event just for adults -

Kent and Friends on Friday, October 24

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Pueri Cantores!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What We're All About

What is Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux?  Simply put, PCSBC is the combined children and youth choirs at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.  
  • Cherub Choir, ages 4 through 1st Grade
  • Choristers, 2nd through 8th Grades; 
  • Teen Schola, 6th Grade through High School (middle schoolers by audition only).  
But we are so much more than parish children's choirs.

Pueri Cantores is the student choral organization of the Catholic Church.  It is an international federation, founded in 1944 in France.  It has been recognized as a Church movement since 1965.  It exists as "an element of musical beauty in the Church, as a work of Christian education and apostolic activity serving liturgy."

Likewise, PCSBC exists as a way to instill in our children an appreciation of sacred liturgical music.  Children are challenged with quality music that not only advances their musicianship, but also their understanding of Catholic liturgy.  Children learn a repertoire of traditional Latin liturgical and polyphonic classical music.  Children gain an appreciation of the uniquely sacred nature of this music and in turn become partners in the New Evangelization.  There is no better demonstration of the universality and unity of the Catholic Church than seeing children from every continent singing together in the common language of the Church - Latin.

It is with this vision in mind that we seek donors:

  • to support the PCSBC mission to participate in regional and international festivals
  • to continue their tours of local parochial schools and, in December 2015
  • to attend the International Congress in Rome to sing in the New Year's Day mass with Pope Francis.  
These are tremendous opportunities to grow in faith through music and no child should be denied the opportunity based on financial constraints.

In a culture in which many young Catholics drift away from the Church due to a lack of understanding of the centrality of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, PCSBC seeks to instill a love of the sacredness of the mass.  This will keep our children close to the heart of Jesus and become a new generation of Catholics who can be part of the New Evangelization while appreciating the tradition of the Catholic Church.

If you would like to support our mission to propagate the faith and musicianship of our children, please visit our page on YouCare and make a donation.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thank you for coming out to Trivia Night!

Last night we hosted our second trivia night fundraiser. It was a huge (and delicious) success! Thank you so much to all who came out and supported the choir. We were so grateful to see so many of you there! 

Cindy and Kent - the pace was wonderful and the games in between the rounds were so fun!

Diane and Betty - as always, you put on an amazing event! Thank you for your time and talent! 

Friends - we advertised on 'Scottsdale Mom's Blog', 'Have You Heard, Arizona', Catholic radio, and Facebook. If you heard about it through one of these places, would you let us know in the comments? It would really help us to know! Thank you! 

A special thanks to our visitors from St. Louis and the North Valley Chorale for coming out to support Pueri Cantores! 

We can't wait to see everyone at our next event - Back to School Family Lunch at Peter Piper Pizza located at 15745 N. Hayden Rd.  It will be on Sunday, August 24th at 1:00.. We'll be posting more details soon! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Father's Day Mustache Bash a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Father's Day Mustache Bash! We sincerely appreciate your support. It was wonderful to see everyone and their smiling faces.

A special thanks to Kathy Stine for promoting this event with VBS. Betty and Diane, you did a fabulous job putting this event together!

Be sure and mark your calendars for our next event - Trivia Night on Friday, July 25 at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Welcome to our blog!


I'm so glad you found us! 

We have created a space where we can update you on all things pueri cantores for St. Bernards of Clairvaux, Scottsdale, Arizona.

We will use this space to introduce the students that are heading to Rome, update you on donations and fundraisers, and keep you excited about our trip!